Road Warrior Animal recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of SI.com about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about The New Day. Animal said that he loves those guys and helped train Big E for a couple of weeks in Tampa. He added that knows them and that they’re very talented. He noted that people believe in him. He said that for tag teams, bookers cannot just throw two guys together and call them a team. “Hawk and I knew each other for years, we bounced in bars together. People love chemistry. That’s why the Four Horsemen were so great, and The New Day has that, and that is part of the reason why they are so phenomenal.”
When asked about WWE trying to make The Ascension like the Road Warriors, Animal stated that to take them out of NXT and try to emulate the Road Warriors was stupid. He noted that it was set up to fail from the start as the fans see through everything and they saw through The Ascension right away. “They never should have even mentioned us in their promo, because it backfired and they were booed. The wrestling fans sniffed this right out.”
You can read the entire interview here.